LUKE SHAW says Manchester United’s players all ‘love’ misfit midfielder Donny van de Beek and ‘understand’ his plight.
Rarely-used playmaker Donny van de Beek has remained the perfect professional in Man Utd training says Luke ShawCredit: Getty
donny Van de Beek came on in the 87th minute at Atalanta as Man Utd went on to to nick a 2-2 draw to stay on course for the Champions League group stagesCredit: Getty
He failed to land a summer move but Arsenal are reportedly pondering a January bid, with Newcastle another potential option.
But United left-back Shaw insists VDB is a ‘top professional’ who will get his chance at Old Trafford if he keeps ‘behaving’ in the same way.
Van de Beek, 24, has been sparingly used even as a sub this term.
And Shaw told Dutch broadcaster RTL: ”We understand Donny’s situation.
“He is a great guy, a very sweet boy. We all love him and he is a top professional.
“It would not be surprising if he was disappointed or a little sad because he is not playing.
“But he always works hard, trains well and he does it with his head held high.
“If he continues to behave like this, then I have no doubt, the chances are coming.”
VDB showed that fighting spirit after coming on near the end at Atalanta on Tuesday, just before Cristiano Ronaldo rescued a 2-2 Champions League group draw.
The £39million playmaker posted an Instagram message saying: “Never give up.”
And although it’s thought he was praising United‘s determination, his words drew plenty of support on social media for his battle to win over manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
In all, though, VDB has amassed just one goal and two assists in 40 appearances for United.
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